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Green Building Law Blogger Shari Shapiro on LEED Decertification

(Please visit the site to view this video) Shari Shapiro, an attorney and LEED Accredited Professional, focuses her practice on green building law, which includes sustainable project financing, regulatory drafting, land use approvals, contracts, and conflict resolution. Shapiro is the Sustainability...

Green Building Law Blogger Shari Shapiro on Renewable Energy & Green Building Law

(Please visit the site to view this video) Shari Shapiro, an attorney and LEED Accredited Professional, focuses her practice on green building law, which includes sustainable project financing, regulatory drafting, land use approvals, contracts, and conflict resolution. Shapiro is the Sustainability...

Green Building Law Blogger Shari Shapiro on Energy Regulation

(Please visit the site to view this video) Shari Shapiro, an attorney and LEED Accredited Professional, focuses her practice on green building law, which includes sustainable project financing, regulatory drafting, land use approvals, contracts, and conflict resolution. Shapiro is the Sustainability...

Professor Daniel P. Selmi on the Year in Review: Ten Environmental Law Cases from 2010

By Professor Daniel Selmi, Professor of Law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Get the latest expert analysis on important environmental law cases from 2010. The article discusses trends over the last year in environmental and land use case law from California appellate courts and the federal Ninth Circuit...

The 2010 California Environmental Legislative Recap: Public Policy Paralysis

By Mr. Gary Lucks Get the latest analysis of environmental laws recently passed by the California Legislature. The article, originally published as the Lead Article for the February 2011 issue of the California Environmental Law Reporter (Matthew Bender), includes coverage of 2010 state legislation...

State Net Capitol Journal Legislative Updates: NY, NJ Take Different Paths To Sandy Recovery

NY, NJ TAKE DIFFERENT PATHS TO SANDY RECOVERY: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) are taking vastly different approaches to residents seeking to rebuild their coastal homes destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Christie wants them to stay and to rebuild and is willing to pay...

A Tree Growing Over a Property Line Belongs to Both Neighbors, According to Our Neighbors Up North

A court in Toronto, citing the Ontario Forestry Act, has ruled that a large tree that extended over the boundary between two parcels is not the sole property of the owner where the tree has its roots. This ruling prevents one owner from arbitrarily and unilaterally removing a tree that straddles a property...

New York Lawyer Wins Green Nobel Prize

By Meredith James and Dianne Saxe. Helen Slottje, a lawyer in Ithaca, New York, was recently awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize for her work “helping towns across New York defend themselves from oil and gas companies by passing local bans on fracking” (the US equivalent of anti-fracking...

New York’s Highest Court Hears Oral Arguments on Local Zoning Bans

By Michael C. Murphy . On June 3rd, the New York Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in two cases challenging the authority of a municipality to ban certain oil and gas activities within its jurisdiction. The Court is reviewing two lower court decisions , Dryden, [ enhanced version available...